A Special Meeting of the Club Management Committee was held this evening to discuss the implications of the evolving Corona virus and being mindful of the Government advice issued this afternoon that everyone should avoid social contact in pubs, clubs, theatres etc. In the circumstances and with great regret the Management Committee had no choice but to determine that the Club be closed with immediate effect. This closure will last until the end of the current programme year at least.
We will continue to monitor the rapidly changing virus situation and the Government/medical advice on how best to deal with it. We all hope to be able to resume our Club activities as soon as it is safe to do so, hopefully in the Autumn.
This is a great disappointment to all of us but the health and welfare of all members has to be our primary concern, particularly in a situation where the elderly are most at risk. Further information on the Spring Exhibition, Annual Exhibition and the scheduled AGM will be issued in due course and we will endeavour to resume a normal programme as soon as we are able.
In the meantime stay safe, be mindful of Government and medical advice and enjoy the sunshine (if we ever get any). With best wishes for a healthy summer and beyond.
An Exhibition of work from the Image Circle will be held at the Oxmarket, Chichester from 24th March to 5th April. The Image Circle comprises 5 photographers including Alan Frost from our Club. The gallery is open from 10am to 4.30 every day apart from Monday 30th March. Entry is free
At our meeting on 25 February 2020, Richard Ryder showed the attendees how to use 2 rather ordinary images to create something a bit special. Then in the second half Sheila Tester showed us how to set up Lightroom to create some standard print templates.
Both Peter Rocchiccioli & Richard Corkrey will be demonstrating how they some of their special images. Peter will shows us how he created one of his stunning black and white images of an Indian cyclist whilst Richard will show us how he gets the best out of his beautiful tree pictures.
The digital imaging group is suitable for all club members but especially for newer members who are interested in learning techniques to bring out the best in their photographs.
It’s more good news for the RPS group with a successful LRPS submission by Wendy Davies. Wendy is one of the visitors to the Club and we are thrilled she has achieved her Licentiate. Wendy will be joining us again on Tuesday 17th March to tell us about the advisory day and the assessment itself.
This means we have scored a hat trick within the group this season with distinctions at all levels. And it’s many congratulations to Wendy.
Join us to find out more about the various levels offered by the RPS in the small hall at Tangmere at 7.15 for a 7.30pm start, and at £3 for Club members and £4 visitors.
The featured image is from Jeff Owen’s recent successful ARPS panel
Congratulations to six members of Chichester Camera Club who entered The Southampton Exhibition of Photography with considerable success. Between them they gained 6 awards and 21 acceptances, a terrific achievement at this prestigious exhibition.
Amongst the club members who were successful were Chris Gledhill, Glyn Edmunds, Jim Munday, Lorna Brown and Richard Corkrey. Congratulations to all!
It is with great sadness that I have to report the death of Richard (Dick) Smith – a lovely man who was a great asset to the Club and who very much appreciated his time with us.
I spoke to his wife, Marilyn, this morning to pass on our condolences. Apparently he had deteriorating kidneys which recently required some dialysis and that put too much of a strain on his heart.
Marilyn has sent me some details about Dick’s funeral to be held at 12 noon on Thursday 2nd April at St Peter’s Church, Selsey (PO20 0NA). She says that all are welcome whether you knew him well or just wanted to pay your respects and please feel free to wear light and cheerful colours as that was his wish.
Afterwards there will be a wake at 5pm at Selsey Golf Club, Golf Links Lane, Selsey (PO20 9DR). Again all are welcome. Ahead of the funeral Marily would welcome any reminiscences or anecdotes that you may have about him or any photos as she hopes to have a display of photos at the event. Perhaps you could channel those through me.
We have received advice from Chichester City Council about the implications of the Corona Virus if bookings have to be cancelled. As part of that guidance the Council emphasised that good hand hygiene is the best way to prevent infection and that if someone is feeling even slightly unwell it is best to stay away.
The Management Committee will continue to monitor Government and Health Service advice about sensible precautions to take and take action as necessary but in the meantime we intend to continue the Club programme as is.
Patron: The Right Worshipful Mayor of Chichester. Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the Southern Counties Photographic Federation.